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Rogge rejects idea of removing cycling from Olympics

By:
Phil Sheehan
Published:
October 14, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:54 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News, October 14, 2008

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge has said that he would not support a plan to...

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge has said that he would not support a plan to remove cycling from the Olympic Games. "The position of the IOC Executive Committee is that we support the sports federations," he said.

IOC Vice President Thomas Bach had called for the sport to be temporarily removed from the Olympics in light of the most recent doping problems. Rogge told the dpa press agency that Bach's statement was "his own personal opinion."(SW)

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